It’s Countdown time!

This year is not only our first Christmas in the home we bought this year, but it’s actually the first Christmas we are waking up together and spending the whole day with one another. You heard me correct, after 8.5 years together we are finally having our first Christmas together.

We are planning to buy our first tree this weekend and have lots of ideas on how to decorate it which is very exciting, as I absolutely love Christmas. I was recently contacted to work together with school locker supplier, Action Storage to decorate a wooden advent calendar in the form of a house. With it being our first Christmas, I loved the idea and was very excited to get started.

I received the calendar in the post and then hopped off to HobbyCraft to purchase what I needed to create my house.

This is what I started with:

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This is the supplies I needed:

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I started by painting the house with a couple of layers of paint:

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And then some more paint because the wood just soaked it all up:

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I did some more touches here and there (with my fiance’s help as I got bored several times of literally watching paint dry) before gluing on the gorgeous winter themed wooden toppers. I did originally plan to stamp the numbers on but they didn’t work that well so the idea was scrapped. Instead I purchased some metallic sharpies and hand wrote them on the doors and VOILA!

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I know it’s not perfect in some places but actually to say I did this for a couple of hours at the weekend and then on an evening after work, I don’t think it’s been a bad attempt. It now has pride of place on our living room table and is ready to be filled with Advent chocolate.

If you’ve attempted anything like this before then feel free to leave me your links in the comments.

Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with Action Storage but no payment has been received*

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The Camera Lovers Gift Guide

I’ve done a beauty fan gift guide so far in the run up to Christmas but rather than do a guide for her or him like a lot of people, I decided to think out the box and do a round-up of affordable camera’s that might be perfect for the selfie fan or someone who is looking for a decent camera that’s not crazy expensive.

1. Polaroid iZone: This has 8x zoom and the option to control it from your phone.

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2. Polaroid IF045: This is fab for the selfie fan with a built-in screen.

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3.Polaroid IS525: perfect for someone looking for an underwater camera allowing you to take photos down to 10ft in the water.

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4. Instax Mini 8: delivering instant photos that are bold and vibrant.

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5. Sony W800: A great digital camera with a camera of 20.1 MP

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6. Nikon Coolpix A10: An easy to use camera with a 16.1 Mp camera

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If you’re looking for an affordable camera that is something fun and alternative then I hope this guide has pointed you in the right direction and have a great christmas.

Laura x

 

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It’s Black Friday at JYSK

Having spent the last few months getting our home in order, it’s safe to say we’ve visited plenty of homeware shops and websites. JYSK is one of those very shops but in the past I’ll admit, I never really bothered with.

The store near me opened a fair few years back and having never needed to go in much, I just never bothered. My mum did mention it and every so often I wandered in and imagined buying bits for my future home and planning it all in my head.

If you don’t know much about the store it opened its first store in Denmark in 1979 and now consists of over 2400 stores in 45 countries. It sells a massive range of products for all rooms in the house as well as Garden furniture and seasonal items like Christmas.

So it’s no surprise they are doing something for Black Friday and are offering savings of up to 70% with over 800 items featuring in the sale.

In other words, check them out and more than likely you will be grabbing a bargain!

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Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with JYSK, no payment has been received for the post*

 

 

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